A 14-year-old boy didn’t have a right to privacy when he was photographed apparently rioting, Supreme Court judges decided – though not unanimously. All agreed police were justified in releasing the image in order to identify him, though. Read more
A European Centre for Press and Media Freedom has been established in Leipzig under the EU, to “organise solidarity with threatened journalists across Europe, thus promoting media freedom as a constitutive element for open and democratic societies.” It follows a succession of projects to promote media plurality (meaning, more than one media voice). Read more here
The European Convention on Human Rights has taken away many long-established media freedoms in Britain “without a moment’s debate in Parliament”, says Press Gazette’s Cleland Thom. He lists 13 examples here. A Bill of Rights, proposed by Conservatives, could give US-style protection for media freedom, he says.